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Zoltán Almási

Full name Zoltán Almási
Country Hungary
Born August 29, 1976
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2726 (July 2011)

Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. He is an eight-time Hungarian Chess Champion, winning in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Almasi has competed in 11 consecutive Chess Olympiads from 1994 to 2014 earning team silver in 2002 and 2014 as well as individual silver in 2010.

In the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, he made it to the fourth round where he lost 2-0 to Rustam Kasimdzhanov, the eventual winner of the event.

In 2008 he won the Reggio Emilia tournament in Italy scoring 5½/8.

He crossed the 2700 FIDE rating line in November 2009 (2704).

In 2010, he became European Rapid Champion. He tied with five other players after 13 rounds but won tiebreak matches against Shirov and Gashimov. The next year he won the Sport Accord Mindgames Blindfold section.

In 2013, Almasi won the Capablanca Memorial with 6.5/10.

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